Every year for Halloween I try to get the kids something a tiny bit different in terms of their candy. One year when I was rolling in the money I gave out full sized chocolate bars. Another year it was Pringles as opposed to regular bags of potato chips.
But no matter what …my options always seemed to be chocolate or chips. Now … not to sound like an old hag, but … when I was a kid all we got were Rockets and Kraft caramels. And in fact, a lot of houses didn’t even give out “Kraft” caramels … they gave out fake, no name caramels that could pull a filling out in one chew.
If we got a teeny, tiny Coffee Crisp thrown into our pillow cases it was like hitting pay dirt. Something to be squirrelled away or mashed into your mouth immediately, depending on what type of kid you were. I was a squirreller. Still am.
These days when I peek into the specially made, store bought, pumpkin stencilled, light up, ergonomically correct Halloween bags the kids are carrying around, all I see are chips and chocolate bars. Chocolate bars and chips.
Only getting 2 different items in your Halloween bag makes sitting on the living room rug in your jammies, separating all of your goods kind of anticlimactic. 2 piles does not a good Halloween make. In my opinion anyway.
I have nothing against chocolate and potato chips. I happen to love them. As do kids. But a little something different is always fun too. So if you’re looking to give out something a bit different, and inexpensive this year give handing these out a shot …
Yup. Fortune Cookies.
I went to my local Bulk Barn and filled up a couple of their bags with fortune cookies. One Bulk Barn bag holds around 75 fortune cookies and costs $6. Now, according to the fella, the fortune cookies are going to cost a lot more than 6 bucks once you factor in the cost of having the house washed after being egged by all the local kids.
But I think he’s wrong. I think fortune cookies are a great idea. I mean, what kid wants just an endless supply of chocolate and chips?
Ohmygod. I think I’ve made a horrible mistake.